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Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Don’t worry about opaque algorithms; you already don’t know what anything is doing, or why by Marcelo Rinesi

Machine learning algorithms are opaque, difficult to audit, unconstrained by ethics , and there’s always the possibility they’ll do the unthinkable when facing the unexpected. But that’s true of most our society’s code base, and, in a way, they are the most secure part of it, because we haven’t talked ourselves yet into a false sense of security about them.

Francaise > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Biosecurity > Cyber > Military > Resilience > Advisory Board > Didier Coeurnelle
Didier Coeurnelle
Terrorismes, millénarismes, résurrections et athéismes by Didier Coeurnelle

Les opinions exprimées ci-dessous ne contredisent pas une volonté de dialogue ouvert à celles et ceux qui pratiquent des religions prônant la recherche d’un monde meilleur dans « l’au-delà » mais aussi ici et maintenant. Ces personnes soucieuses du bien public collectif forment l’immense majorité des croyants.

Initialement publié sur le site de l’Association Française Transhumaniste - Technoprog

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Nanotechnology > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Military > Affiliate Scholar > Phil Torres
Phil Torres
Clumsy Fingers Could Pose a Greater Risk to Civilization than Malicious Agents by Phil Torres

When people worry about the dark side of emerging technologies, most think of terrorists or lone psychopaths with a death wish for humanity. Some future Ted Kaczynski might acquire a masters degree in microbiology, purchase some laboratory equipment intended for biohackers, and synthesize a pathogen that spreads quickly, is incurable, and kills 90 percent of those it infects.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi > Cyber
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: Rush Hour by Marcelo Rinesi

Three minutes ago you were in a traffic jam, one of dozens of drivers impatiently waiting for their cars to reboot and shake off whatever piece of malware had infected them through the city network. Now you’re moving.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Contributors > Valerie Tarico > Cyber
Valerie Tarico
Putin’s Puppets? How a Russian Information-Age Disinformation Campaign Trumped America’s by Valerie Tarico

Russia captured the electoral college by manipulating information flow. Was the U.S. election an information-age coup?

Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Virtuality > Fellows > David Brin > Cyber
David Brin
Shining light on cyber-secrets by David Brin

Okay. All right. I’ve posted my thoughts about moving forward after this election. And yes, with confidence in a future-oriented civilization that may, yet, save the planet and take us to the stars.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Virtuality > Contributors > Maria Ramos > HealthLongevity > Innovation > Cyber
Maria Ramos
Personal Security in the Age of Digital Assistants by Maria Ramos

Fully-realized artificial intelligence has long been the holy grail for daydreamers and forward-thinking inventors alike. We aren’t quite there yet, but modern virtual assistants are making the case that we aren’t so very far off. Whether it’s a feature integrated into your smartphone or a standalone assistant like the Amazon Echo, digital assistants have shown great strides in the ability to recognize and parse your spoken commands and respond to them appropriately.

Rights > HealthLongevity > Personhood > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle > FreeThought > PrivacySurveillance > Sociology > Philosophy > Innovation > Cyber
Rick Searle
Shedding Light on Peter Thiel’s Dark Enlightenment by Rick Searle

Lately I’ve been experiencing quite a bit of deja vu, and not in the least of a good kind. The recent bout was inspired by Ben Smith’s piece for BuzzFeed in which he struggled to understand how an Ayn Rand loving libertarian like the technologist Peter Thiel could end up supporting a statist demagogue like Donald Trump. Smith’s reasoning was that Trump represented perhaps the biggest disruption of them all and could use the power of the state to pursue the singularity and flying-cars Theil believed were one at our fingertips.

Rights > HealthLongevity > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle > FreeThought > Sociology > Philosophy > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > Innovation > Cyber
Rick Searle
A World Ruled by Networks by Rick Searle

One of the more confusing characteristics of our age is how it trucks in contradiction. As a prime example: the internet is the most democratizing medium in the history of humankind giving each of us the capability to reach potentially billions with the mere stroke of a key. At the same time this communication landscape is one of unprecedented concentration dominated by a handful of companies such as Facebook Google, Twitter, and in China Baidu.

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Thijs Turèl
Transparent Smart Chargepoints and the Internet of Things by Thijs Turèl

On the 25 of September Marcelo Rinesi published his article ‘The Price for the Internet of Things will be a vague dread of a malicious world’. With this response, I want to take on the implicit challenge he poses. How can we build an internet of things that will not fill us with dread? This article will present my ideas on a ‘transparent smart chargepoint’. Let me explain what I mean by this. ‘Chargepoint’ refers to the device that is designed for charging for electric cars. ‘Smart’ refers to the fact that the chargepoint opt...